I Think It’s Going To Work Out Fine

  One of the best things about growing older is the sense of acceptance that you (hopefully) grow into. The concept of "don't sweat the small stuff, and it's all small stuff" makes a whole lot more sense to me in my fifties than it did in my twenties. Yes, I'm still anxious a lot... Continue Reading →


On Conflict

“The organizer’s job is not to create conflict, but to expose the conflict that already exists. Conflict exists any time a landlord fails to maintain his property but collects rent, any place where children pass a drug house on the way to school and on and on. When this conflict is exposed it creates a... Continue Reading →

“Still The One” Took My Breath Away

  Saturday was opening night of the exhibit entitled "Still The One" by the photographer Douglas Lloyd at ArtRage Gallery, and it was standing room only.  At least 200 folks jammed into the one big room of the gallery, noshing on pastry and finger foods, sipping wine and chatting while looking at the pictures and... Continue Reading →

Me, My Dad and Baseball

I wrote this awhile ago, on the eve of the SF Giants run of World Series championships--wins that would have thrilled my late father. With the possibility that the hated Dodgers could win this year's Series, I thought I'd reprint this. The NY Giants won the World Series in 1954, sweeping the Cleveland Indians.  The... Continue Reading →

Back to school

It’s the beginning of September—families are pulling together the binders, backpacks and pencils their children will need to go back to school. At the same time, students with disabilities and their parents will be celebrating two recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings that will be incredibly helpful in advancing the rights of the disabled in the... Continue Reading →

Memo: re the solar eclipse

Date: 8/21/17 To: All madmen, drummers, bummers, Indians in the summer, teenage diplomats, all-hot half-shots, fleshpot mascots, young Scotts with a slingshot, bloodshot forget-me-nots, brimstone baritone anti-cyclone rolling stone preachers from the East, new-mown chaperones, fresh-sown moonstones, silicone sisters, manager's misters, Go-Cart Mozarts, Early-Pearlies, hazards from Harvard, backyard bombadiers, dudes with a calling card, shooting... Continue Reading →

“As You Walk You Make Your Own Road”

Yeah, yeah--Happy Holidays etc. But, more importantly, just as when Public Enemy famously urged us to fight the power: “let’s get down to business/ mental self defense and fitness.” Our first action must be to combat the direct and immediate threats that will start on January 3rd, 2017 when the new Congress is seated: repeal... Continue Reading →

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